We just returned home from a busy and fun week in Utah with Alain Briot, and we are just starting to process the 30 Gb of images that we captured during the workshop.
It has been a wonderful experience, traveling for five days across some of the most spectacular landscapes of the USA, studying composition and living nothing but photography and art in the company of 10 other landscape photography enthusiasts and two great instructors, Alain and Natalie Briot. It was an intense workshop, as each day we would meet before sunrise (around 5:30 am) on location to capture the morning light, and we would continue to drive to different locations, photograph and learn throughout the day until past sunset (around 9:00 pm).
The weather was cooler than we expected, and before sunrise some days it was downright chilly, but the spectacular scenery made it well worth the effort. The mixed weather also brought a series of interesting photographic opportunities, dramatic skies, macro of cactus flowers with fresh raindrops on them and excellent daytime shooting thanks to soft light from overcast sky. It also kept the days somewhat cool, which I much appreciated (not so much for Whitney).
We have a lot of work to do to prepare our best captures for printing, but we are definitely newly energized in our photography! We have already started to discuss what workshop we will attend next! In the upcoming week or so we should have the first gallery from this workshop uploaded to the blog, make sure to come back and check it out!